Significant Mothers Web Series Scores Primetime Promotion at The CW

Significant Mothers The CW

Drama-obsessed CW is getting back into the half-hour comedy biz.

The network is repackaging its digital series, Significant Mothers, into a full-fledged sitcom, giving the project a nine-episode order and a tentative summer launch date.

Much like its CW Seed predecessor, Significant Mothers centers on budding Portland restaurateur Nate’s (90210‘s Josh Zuckerman), whose world is turned upside down when he comes back from a business trip to find his lothario best friend and roommate, Jimmy, is now dating his recently separated mother, Lydia (Krista Allen). To make matters worse, Nate’s previously disinterested dad, Harrison (Jonathan Silverman) is now determined to win Lydia back and isn’t afraid to use Nate to get what he wants.  Stuck between his family feud and his best friend’s first serious relationship, Nate’s “new normal” forever changes his relationships with his parents, and severely handicaps his own dating life.

The role of Jimmy, played in the web version by The Client List‘s Rob Mayes, is in the process of being recast.

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  1. A fan of TV says:

    Sounds like an uncomfortable and not exactly hilarious concept, by a wide margin.

  2. Dean says:

    20 bucks it gets canned before finishing its episode run. The only decent comedies they had were back when CW was still WB.

  3. bradick says:

    The ugly guy who overstayed his welcome on 90210? Yeah, definitely going to avoid anything with him in it.

  4. Luis says:

    Krista Allen is now playing the mother of an adult human being, who is dating her son’s friend? Holy crap, fifteen of my arteries just hardened.

  5. Because this worked so well the first time around. What The CW needs to do is take their lower budget dramas, commit to 13-episode seasons and the lower budgets and make a complete summer season pleasing fans everywhere. They would then have a successful summer. Voila. I’m a genius.

    • James says:

      They already are. Beauty and the Beast Season 3 is premiering in the summer and so will be Season 4 for next year.

  6. Ralph_GoldDerby says:

    I went to the Pilot screening for “Significant Mother” for CW/WB execs last Sept and can see why the opted to send this straight to Network over CWSeed. It was one of the most well acted, produced, and wittiest pilots I’ve seen in a while. Smart move, CW – but this should be a Fall show.

  7. reese says:

    i want to watch this!